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Checking the post-timbering cabin woods.

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George D. Stout 11-Aug-17
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WV Mountaineer 11-Aug-17
George D. Stout 11-Aug-17
TGbow 11-Aug-17
George Tsoukalas 11-Aug-17
jk 11-Aug-17
DarrinG 11-Aug-17
M60gunner 11-Aug-17
Bowdoc 11-Aug-17
Pa Steve 11-Aug-17
mgerard 11-Aug-17
BACK YARD 11-Aug-17
George D. Stout 11-Aug-17
throwback 11-Aug-17
George D. Stout 11-Aug-17
throwback 11-Aug-17
BOX CALL 11-Aug-17
Knifeguy 11-Aug-17
mahantango 12-Aug-17
Riverwolf 12-Aug-17
monkeyball 12-Aug-17
NE Archer 12-Aug-17
Clinton Gowin 12-Aug-17
Clydebow 12-Aug-17
Pdiddly 12-Aug-17
MStyles 13-Aug-17
neuse 13-Aug-17
THarris 13-Aug-17
Homey88 13-Aug-17
George D. Stout 13-Aug-17
Bob Rowlands 13-Aug-17
AK Pathfinder 13-Aug-17
From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17

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We timbered our mountain parcel last year. We had it select cut...trees over 14" diameter for the most part. When it was completed, the logger cleared the access roads as part of the agreement, and left the duff/tops as browse and cover. +

It's recovering nicely with lots of food and hiding areas, and there is lots of deer and other critter sign as well. We timbered approximately eighty acres of the hundred- twelve. This will be the first bowhunting in this section since 2015 season so am expecting some good activity.

Of course I had to check out the cabin and make sure all was in fine fettle.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17

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From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17

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From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17

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A few footie prints.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17

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No sign of any interlopers in the roads.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17

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From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17

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From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17

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From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17

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There is actually a doe standing in the upper road that leads to the right in the photo. She was watching what I was up to. Likely you can't pick her out in the photo.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17

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The tree tops will make great bedding areas as well as good blinds along the deer trails.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17

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Some huge wild grape vines will help out the grouse in the area.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17

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Better show another bow photo.

From: WV Mountaineer
Date: 11-Aug-17




You created a very diverse, thriving, multi-aged ecosystem for all living things with that cut. Timber job looks good too. The deer hunting is going to be better than its been in a LONG time. Congratulations. God Bless men

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17




Thanks Justin. Good to hear coming from a forester.

From: TGbow
Date: 11-Aug-17




Nice. That's a blessing to have a place like that to go to.

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 11-Aug-17




Great photos of a beautiful piece of property, George. Enjoy. Jawge

From: jk
Date: 11-Aug-17




Mighty fine! Part of a well-lived life :-)

From: DarrinG
Date: 11-Aug-17




Selective tree harvest logging in certain areas is one of the best things that can happen for wildlife and the forest. That's something the forest service cant seem to understand in my neck of the woods. Either that or they just cave in to the treehugging groups.

Beautiful place, George!

From: M60gunner
Date: 11-Aug-17




You have a gem of a place you can say is yours. As I suffer in this heat I am envious of the green in the pictures. Thanks for sharing

From: Bowdoc
Date: 11-Aug-17




Beautiful wow just beautiful George bd

From: Pa Steve
Date: 11-Aug-17




Looking good George. I'm betting it's even more beautiful come October.

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17




Enjoy it George. looks like a fun spot to rove and hunt.

From: BACK YARD
Date: 11-Aug-17




Love your place George. Do you live close by?

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17




We're just a mile and a half up the road.

From: throwback
Date: 11-Aug-17




Beautiful looking piece of woods George and that chair by the stoves looks like it would be mighty inviting after a cold day's hunting. Thanks for sharing.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17

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Kinda like this throwback.

From: throwback
Date: 11-Aug-17




That's what I'm talking about right there, lol. Thanks again for taking us along.

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-17




Lookin good George.my old recliner fits me to a tee.specially this week after weeding all day.finally got a little rain at seven o'clock this evening.woods look good.more sunlight getting in now.

From: Knifeguy
Date: 11-Aug-17




Once again, thanks George. Good luck this fall. Lance.

From: mahantango
Date: 12-Aug-17




Looking good George, good luck this fall.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 12-Aug-17




....selective is key . and I agree it is a new thriving eco system with the way it was conducted . Much more low and med browse , cover,habitat ... .

Hate to see old-older trees go , but in a controlled , well designed specific cut , it can be very beneficial to all. Good on you for doing it "Right" !

Every man (and woman) should have a cabin like that ;^)

Best with your season my friend .........

From: monkeyball
Date: 12-Aug-17




That wild Grape is a favorite of deer. They will eat every leaf of that they can reach.

I recently cut down some lengthy vines of that in our hedgerow and took them back into my blind and placed them there for more coverage.

Went back in two days and the deer had every leave chewed off....I mean cleaned up!

Looks like some nice area George, good luck this season.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: NE Archer
Date: 12-Aug-17




Looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing George.

From: Clinton Gowin
Date: 12-Aug-17




Beautiful George. I love the photos you post of your area. It looks really nice up that way. Take care and God bless!

From: Clydebow
Date: 12-Aug-17




Looks good, and great pics!

From: Pdiddly
Date: 12-Aug-17




Nice pics and nice area George.

I managed four woodlots when I lived in Ontario.

Two were hardwood stands and the other two were conifers, with some birch and poplar.

We did a "selection" cut on the hardwood stands and semantics matter, as it was not a "selective" cut.

The former is picking out trees to remove that are both good and bad to reestablish good genetics in the forest and establish a good basal density, which is the number of trees, or stems, per acre. Too many and too few are not good.

We wanted to get rid of trees that will never amount to anything or have bad genetics and encourage the growth of good trees.

We also needed to harvest trees that are mature and would not add value to the forest.

There are "cavity" and "snag" trees left for wildlife values.

We used a different method for the conifer/ poplar stands, creating openings and edges and uneven year stands.

The results have been amazing and I think George will see it on his property. More wildlife and a healthy vibrant forest!

Many more deer and game birds are now in the forest due to second growth and openings.

From: MStyles
Date: 13-Aug-17




Neat hunting cabin, nice pic's too, thanks.

From: neuse
Date: 13-Aug-17




Beautiful piece of woods= relaxation, enjoyment and good hunting.

From: THarris
Date: 13-Aug-17




George, I'm trying to see where I'm gonna put my cot!!!

Terry Harris

From: Homey88
Date: 13-Aug-17




Beautiful country George thanks for sharing!

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Aug-17




Mr. Harris....we already have a cot so you can let yours at home. There's a loft as well. Bring the Missus with you...she's purtier. 8^)))

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 13-Aug-17




Beautiful. Thanks for the photos George.

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 13-Aug-17




George, Why don't you see if you can talk the National forest service into following some of your timber management ideas…Lord knows they could use some common sense!





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